Doji Echiko 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Half of 10th century

Doji Echiko was a bushi of the Crane Clan.

Training Edit

Echiko was fostered to the Akodo, and she was accepted into the Castle of the Swift Sword Dojo. Echiko was the only Crane, and treated as an outsider she became fond of the only Kitsu student, Kitsu Kozu. [1]

Betrothal Edit

Kozu returned to Toshi Ranbo after her gempukku and one year later their parents consented Kozu would marry into Echiko's family. The recently appointed Lion Clan Champion Matsu Goratu was outraged at the very idea of one of his clan marrying a Crane, so he came to Kozu and request the head of Echiko and her father. [2]

Death Edit

At the head of an army seven thousand men strong Kozu assaulted the Crane city, taking the lives his champion commanded. Kozu returned and refused the position of general that Goratu offered to him, instead committing seppuku to show his disdain for the Champion's demands. [2]

Legacy Edit

Matsu Goratu was shamed by his vassal's actions and proclaimed himself unfit for the position of champion, retiring to the life of a monk. Goratu raised a shrine to Benten, the Fortune of Romantic Love, in honor of Kozu and Echiko, spending the resr of his life at the village which would be knwon as Blue Chrysanthemum Village. [2]


  1. Secrets of the Lion, p. 51
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Secrets of the Lion, p. 52

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